South Mississippi weekend whereabouts May 27th - 29th

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Get on your marks, get set and the Harleys are off for the annual Memorial Day Blowout. Come out and cheer on the racers who are vying for over $17,000 in prizes. There will also be plenty other events to keep the audience entertained. The event begins Friday at noon at the Gulfport Dragway.

One of the best festivals on the Gulf Coast is making a post Katrina comeback. The St. Clare Seafood Festival is Friday through Sunday. Enjoy great food, music, crafts and lots of rides. All proceeds benefit the church parish.

St. Ann's Catholic church is also holding a shindig this weekend. Head out to the church grounds in Gulfport for fun games including bingo, carnival rides, lots of food and entertainment. The festival begins at 5p.m. on Friday.

Put on your cowboy hats and boots for 2011's Jackson County Sheriff's Rodeo. There will be lots of activities varying from calf roping, steer wrestling, to even barrel racing. It will be at the Vancleave Multipurpose Arena Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m.

Don't miss the Billy Creel Wooden Boat Show. Browse antique, classic and contemporary wooden boats and enjoy several exhibits and demonstrations. There will also be fun activities for the children. It's at the Schooner Pier Complex Saturday and Sunday from 10a.m. until 6p.m.

You can pay tribute to our fallen heroes this memorial day weekend in Diamondhead. Under the Oaks of the Country Club there will be a patriotic ceremony with music, a fly over, and more. The event gets underway Saturday at 11a.m.

Also in honor of the military, the Gulf Coast Symphony will share their talents with a free patriotic concert. Bring your lounge chairs and blankets there are two performances; one Saturday in Harrison County and the other Sunday in Jackson County.

Memorial Day Blowout

  • Friday - Monday
  • Gates open at Noon
  • Gulfport Dragway
  • 17805 Race Track Road
  • (228) 392-8281

St. Clare Seafood Festival

  • Friday 5p.m. - 10p.m.
  • Saturday 12p.m. - 10p.m.
  • Sunday 12p.m. - 9p.m.
  • St. Clare Catholic Church
  • 236 South Beach Blvd., Waveland
  • (228) 463-1212

Jackson County Sheriff's Rodeo

  • Friday & Saturday
  • 7:30p.m.
  • Vancleave Multipurpose Arena
  • 5400 Ballpark Road
  • (228) 826-5665

Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday & Sunday
  • 10a.m. - 6p.m.
  • Schooner Pier Complex, Biloxi
  • (228) 435-6320

Memorial Service

  • Saturday 11a.m.
  • Diamondhead Country Club
  • (228) 255-5953

Sounds by the Sea

  • Saturday 6p.m.
  • Centennial Plaza
  • Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Sunday 6p.m.
  • Beach Park, Pascagoula
  • Free
  • (228) 896-4276

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